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A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire
A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire | George R. R. Martin
A NEW ORIGINAL SERIES, NOW ON HBO.Here is the first volume in George R. R. Martins magnificent cycle of novels that includes A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords. As a whole, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Magic, mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill these pages and transport us to a world unlike any we have ever experienced. Already hailed as a classic, George R. R. Martins stunning series is destined to stand as one of the great achievements of imaginative fiction.A GAME OF THRONESLong ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdoms protective Wall. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the land they were born to. Sweeping from a land of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, here is a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens.Here an enigmatic band of warriors bear swords of no human metal; a tribe of fierce wildlings carry men off into madness; a cruel young dragon prince barters his sister to win back his throne; and a determined woman undertakes the most treacherous of journeys. Amid plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, the fate of the Starks, their allies, and their enemies hangs perilously in the balance, as each endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from George R.R. Martin's A Clash of Kings and a preview of A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel.Amazon.com ReviewReaders of epic fantasy series are: (1) patient--they are left in suspense between each volume, (2) persistent--they reread or at least review the previous book(s) when a new installment comes out, (3) strong--these 700-page doorstoppers are heavy, and (4) mentally agile--they follow a host of characters through a myriad of subplots. In A Game of Thrones, the first book of a projected six, George R.R. Martin rewards readers with a vividly real world, well-drawn characters, complex but coherent plotting, and beautifully constructed prose, which Locus called "well above the norms of the genre." Martin's Seven Kingdoms resemble England during the Wars of the Roses, with the Stark and Lannister families standing in for the Yorks and Lancasters. The story of these two families and their struggle to control the Iron Throne dominates the foreground; in the background is a huge, ancient wall marking the northern border, beyond which barbarians, ice vampires, and direwolves menace the south as years-long winter advances. Abroad, a dragon princess lives among horse nomads and dreams of fiery reconquest.There is much bloodshed, cruelty, and death, but A Game of Thrones is nevertheless compelling; it garnered a Nebula nomination and won the 1996 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel. So, on to A Clash of Kings! --Nona VeroFrom Publishers WeeklyIn a world where the approaching winter will last four decades, kings and queens, knights and renegades struggle for control of a throne. Some fight with sword and mace, others with magic and poison. Beyond the Wall to the north, meanwhile, the Others are preparing their army of the dead to march south as the warmth of summer drains from the land. After more than a decade devoted primarily to TV and screen work, Martin (The Armageddon Rag, 1983) makes a triumphant return to high fantasy with this extraordinarily rich new novel, the first of a trilogy. Although conventional in form, the book stands out from similar work by Eddings, Brooks and others by virtue of its superbly developed characters, accomplished prose and sheer bloody-mindedness. Although the romance of chivalry is central to the culture of the Seven Kingdoms, and tournaments, derring-do and handsome knights abound, these trappings merely give cover to dangerous men and women who will stop at nothing to achieve their goals. When Lord Stark of Winterfell, an honest man, comes south to act as the King's chief councilor, no amount of heroism or good intentions can keep the realm under control. It is fascinating to watch Martin's characters mature and grow, particularly Stark's children, who stand at the center of the book. Martin's trophy case is already stuffed with major prizes, including Hugos, Nebulas, Locus Awards and a Bram Stoker. He's probably going to have to add another shelf, at least. Major ad/promo. Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Monday mornings are my early days. In at 6 am (sometimes 5am) to do inventory. I was just saying today that I would be in bed early because GoT was over. Silly me to think that

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No spoilers, and I‘m not signing any petitions or anything...

But if the show truly went the way Martin had planned the books to go, I‘m not sure I‘m still interested in waiting.


hermyknee Emilia Clarke on Game of Thrones finale's shock twist: 'I stand by Daenerys' : https://ew.com/tv/2019/05/19/game-thrones-finale-interview-emilia-clarke/ 8mo
Traci1 I agree with you. The only thing is I feel like Martin might be able to work his way round to the ending where it makes more sense and people don't completely go against character to get the story there. There was so much rushing and time jumping - at one point I asked my husband "where the hell are these people and why is Bran there?... and Edmure?!?! And omg is that the kid who wanted to throw everyone through the moon door? Wth is going on?" 8mo
sprainedbrain @hermyknee @Traci1 It wasn‘t even the way Daenerys ended up that upset me the most... I can see the foreshadowing, and I can maybe accept that. I‘m so angry about Jaime. Annoyed about what happened with Jon. I‘m flabbergasted by the ending. This whole season was so ridiculously rushed. Maybe I could continue to wait for a freaking book and Martin could get me there. I feel like I‘ve invested 20 years to be totally let down. 😡 (edited) 8mo
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monogamist_reader I still hope the last two books will be better... 8mo
Stacy_31 @Traci1 Okay so that WAS the moon door kid? Because I did a ton of head-scratching on that one! And how did Edmure get there so fast? Who decided these were the people to choose? How did they find out what Jon did if Drogon took off with the body? The whole thing felt rushed and out of context. I hated this season so much. 🙄🙄 8mo
krismlars I was unsure about reading the final two books (IF they‘re ever published), but the HBO writers have forced my decision. Even if the HBO plot is what Martin intends for the books, I have to believe he‘ll do it better. 8mo
Traci1 @Stacy_31 yeah it was him. I guess those were the heads of each of the big houses that were left standing. Idk. It was bizarre especially with no explanation. 8mo
LibrarianRyan the thing is, HBO may have taken direction from Martin, but Martin may change it. He may be saving his big reveal for the books. there are two left to go, and they are not short. Plus there is so much in the books not in the show that have to be considered. It wasn't my favorite season for sure, and an ending I could have happily slept through. 8mo
Stacy_31 @tracy1 don‘t worry, all of those questions weren‘t directed at you! I realize it seemed like it. Sorry about that. I figured it was the heads of the houses, but if that‘s the case, why were 3 Starks there? It just didn‘t make much sense. 💁💁 8mo
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My husband is on a canoe trip and I have to wait to watch episode 5 until he gets back. Hopefully this will fill the void until then.

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I can relate

Ddzmini 🤣🤣🤣 but still 📖📖📖😋 9mo
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Gaylagal2 Tonight is the night! Cersi is going down....maybe?😬 9mo
ShyBookOwl @Gaylagal2 🤞🤞😬 9mo
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Anybody else watch Episode 3 tonight? HOLY COW!!

SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime so intense, I still haven't recovered 9mo
whippoorwill815 I stress ate Oreos the whole time 😱 9mo
JackOBotts Wow wow WOW! I‘m ready for next week! 9mo
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cherinium I think I held my breath the whole time! 9mo
OnlyYoo It was crazy!!! I was in shock for a good ten minutes 9mo
vivastory One of the best tv episodes. Ever. 9mo
Tera0707 So good! Can‘t wait for next week 9mo
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1. Historical fiction! (Going to be hosting a swap soon!)
2. Star Wars.
3. Burgers (mushroom and Swiss is my favorite!🍔)
4. George R.R. Martin - I really need to read some Tolkien!
5. @Avanders @Betty @Pamwurtzler @BlameJennyJane @vkois88 @tonyahoswalt @Reggie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Kappadeemom @cobwebmoth @TK421 @NeesyBeth @Gissy @Mdargusch @emilyhaldi and anyone else who wants to join! 🤗

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I love that swap idea. Not that I need another swap to join. 🤣 1y
JenlovesJT47 @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego lol I hear ya! 😅 I‘m addicted to swaps myself. 😬 1y
TK421 Yes! Please read some Tolkien! ...and a historical fiction swap sounds great! 1y
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vkois88 Thank you for the tag! ❤❤ 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ll have to participate in your swap!! I haven‘t done one in a while ❤️❤️ 1y
Mdargusch Sounds like another great swap! 1y
Avanders 💜💜💜 1y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Just curious if you're still planning your swap? And if so when do you think you'll do it? I love the idea, and want to make sure to budget for it if it's still a go 😊 Thanks. 1y
JenlovesJT47 @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego yes! I‘m working on it, will have it posted ASAP. I want opening day to be sometime in late January. Also, I had this idea the other day to do a nostalgia themed swap, TBD! 🙃 1y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @JenlovesJT47 Awesome! I love it all. 😄 1y
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Took a GOT quiz and got Daenerys on it this time. GOT is on the TBR pile at the moment but what I read from it was so similar to the tv show that I think it might be nice to revisit at a later date then it will be a movie via books 😄

#GOT #mypetsaremychildren #lokiandthor


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I‘ve had a migraine since last night, so I haven‘t gotten much reading done, but I am enjoying my relisten of this - Roy Dotrice is an excellent narrator! I listened to the books a few years ago before watching the show and I was worried the show ruined me, but the relisten is awesome so far. Let‘s hope I finish before it‘s due back to the library!

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The king of our castle is sitting on his Lion King blanket throne surrounded by peasants, myself included. 🤣🤣🤣😻🐾❤️ #catsofLitsy #OreoLeQuan #ThugKitty

Leftcoastzen So cute!😁❤️😻 2y
MallenNC Cute! He looks like my Pippa. 2y
tammysue ❤️🐈😊 2y
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TNbookworm 😻 2y
mabell 😻❤️ Lion King throne - love it 😂 2y
Bookzombie 💕🐱 2y
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First book down. Now on to book two. This story is insane!

WriteBikeB Welcome to the work of Westeros! 2y
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For day 17 of the #150PnPCoverParty I chose someone who, in my opinion, is overflowing with #pride - Cersei Lannister from Game of Thrones. And may I say the amazing Lena Headey is an excellent actress and has perfected the smug bitchface for Cersei! Hoping she gets what's coming to her eventually! 😅



LeahBergen Yes! She‘s awesome. ❤️❤️ 2y
CrowCAH Love the show! ❤️♥️ 2y
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1. Print books mostly , but I will use Kindle and Kindle App sometimes. 2. US women‘s size 12, (I have huge feet! ) Most of my shoes are actually men‘s sneakers. 3. Ben & Jerry‘s cheesecake ice cream. 4. GOLDEN GIRLS!!!!!! The Office, Roseanne 5. @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @danisaur10 and @Jenna2 #friyayintro @jesshowbooks

jfalkens I love Golden Girls 😀😀 2y
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COMMENT: The world I would love live in. Being a warrior princess but being a lady at the same time with no acceptance to be regal but just go to war as woman for showing up I can make it in a men's world.

SPOILER: Joffrey will always have your head. Be careful.

#AGameOfThrones #ASongOfIceAndFire #BloodAndFire #HearMeRoar #CasterlyRock #Lannister #Stark #Targaryen #books #litsy #reading #KingsLanding #Winterfell #Westeros #warriors #kings #queen

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Let's start with the #bookmarkswap - I absolutely love these! I am of course a huge Harry Potter fan and proud Slytherin 🐍- and don't get me started on Game of Thrones! Every girl could use a Jon Snow bookmark in their life! 😍Thank you again my friend. Please forgive the poor photography skills. It's early and I haven't had my Mt Dew yet! 😅 And Nala refused to join me as a photo prop. #gameofthrones #harrypotter #slytherin

benchley1 I must be the only female that doesn't crush on jon snow, such a whiney little bitch! Haha my friend got me the Traitor Jon Snow figure to be mean 🤣🤣🤣 2y
TricksyTails @benchley1 😳...😂😂😂😂 Bwahahahaha I don't agree but I kind of love you for this!!! 2y
TricksyTails Nala! You have ONE job to do! Come on! 😽 Hope you liked them. Nothing like the ones you got me though. Those were EPIC!!!! ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ 2y
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benchley1 @TricksyTails 😚😚😚😂. I just...with khal drogo mormont senior and junior, samwell, tormund, pip...I just don't GET it. 2y
JenlovesJT47 @benchley1 lol 😂😂😂 that's what I love about people, everyone is different. There are lots of good looking guys on GOT. Ser Jorah is my second fave, love Khal Drogo, Sam is a sweetheart, actually like Jamie now (and he's gorgeous). So many hotties to choose from! 😍😍😍 (edited) 2y
JenlovesJT47 @TricksyTails Nala was not cooperating with me last night or this morning! 😒I will tell her she needs to be more like her cousin Tanuki 😅And I disagree, I really love these! I told you I would! 🤗❤️ 2y
TricksyTails @JenlovesJT47 @benchley1 I'm all about Tyrion. 😏 2y
TricksyTails @JenlovesJT47 @benchley1 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 2y
TricksyTails I'm so thrilled you do like them! I was tempted to steal the Tyrion one from the package. 😂 2y
JenlovesJT47 @TricksyTails hehe Tyrion is a cutie too ❤️ 2y
TricksyTails No he isn't!!! But his mind is!! 😂 2y
JenlovesJT47 @TricksyTails very true about his mind but I also happen to think Peter Dinklage is cute! 2y
TricksyTails Yes! I adore Peter Dinklage! ♥️♥️♥️ 2y
benchley1 @TricksyTails @JenlovesJT47 I've been crushing on Dinklage since nip/tuck. I also think Tina fey must, I loved him on 30 Rock 2y
JenlovesJT47 @benchley1 I've never watched either of those but man, he really is a great actor isn't he? ❤️ 2y
benchley1 @JenlovesJT47 he really is! 2y
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Ah, Tyrion. I do love you so. #innocence #quotsy #quotsynov17

Andrew65 I love Tyrion's quotes! (edited) 2y
Gezemice @Andrew65 He is the best! "I drink and I know things" 2y
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I apologize for being AWOL the last few weeks in general, especially for the #GOTbuddylongread - after finding out I was pregnant I was very sick for awhile. Finally feeling better but I have zero energy and I've gone from reading 7-10 books a week to only reading 1 book in the past month. Hoping to get back into the swing of things soon. I just haven't been myself lately. Oh, also have a hurricane headed this way soon. 😑 Happy reading everyone!

cobwebmoth Stay safe. Hugs! 2y
Yeah_I_Read I could barely read when I was pregnant with my last one. Sorry you're not feeling well. Hopefully it doesn't last too long. Idk if you have kids already but it isn't too bad in the second trimester 😊 2y
JenlovesJT47 @Yeah_I_Read thanks! This is my first baby so I didn't know what to expect. I already have a lot of health problems so that made things more difficult at first, but thankfully my morning sickness only lasted for about a week. I'm just having a problem focusing on reading right now, even though I have a huge list of books I want to read! 2y
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JenlovesJT47 @cobwebmoth thank you! ☺️ 2y
Yeah_I_Read @JenlovesJT47 it's an evil trick, when I was pregnant the first time all I wanted to do was sleep and I would be having a conversation and couldn't keep a thought in my head. I was like what is happening to me 😫😫it's worth it tho 😍😊 2y
JenlovesJT47 @Yeah_I_Read lol I know what you mean! Pregnancy brain is no joke! 😱 and yes, totally worth it ☺️ 2y
DivineDiana Best wishes! 👶🏼 2y
laurenbescoby Best wishes! 💕 Reading time doesn't improve when they arrive sadly. I now have 2 and I've only read about 100 pages in the past week. I'll get my current read pile finished by 2020 at this rate... 2y
mrp27 Congrats and stay safe! 2y
Dragon Take care and congratulations!🎉 2y
4thhouseontheleft Congrats!! I hope you are feeling better, the first trimester can be rough! I am putting the Ready Player One #travellingbook in the mail tomorrow, you should receive it soon! 2y
JenlovesJT47 @4thhouseontheleft awesome, thank you! Hoping to get back to normal soon! 2y
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GOT Season Finale OMG!

SimplyShelia Epic! I want to watch it again. So many I things I was hoping for actually turned out to be even better than I thought! That ending though! 2y
BookwormAHN There were so many fantastic and hot scenes and then the last 5 minutes. 2y
Grim_Reader Brilliant. I'm thinking a re read is in order, to fill the void. 2y
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I couldn't make myself wait each week with the #GOTbuddylongread and I found myself finishing this very quickly. I don't know why I was so intimidated to read this, it was very compelling. Can't wait to start book 2! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️#gameofthrones 👑❄️🗡

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️ 2y
Andrew65 It is highly addictive. 2y
JenlovesJT47 @Andrew65 definitely! I was surprised for some reason. I love the show and have been meaning to read the books for the past four years, don't know what I was afraid of! 2y
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Andrew65 @jenlovesJT47 I've held off watching the show until I've read the books then plan to binge watch the series. I'm aiming to read book 4 later this month. (edited) 2y
JenlovesJT47 @Andrew65 that's awesome. The show is very comparable to the books, they don't change a lot. You'll probably finish the entire show in a week! 🙃 2y
[DELETED] 206653737 I am at 84% in book 2 and I have to say it hasn't been near as good as the first 😐 I hear good things about book 3 though. 2y
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Just a reminder, even though week 5 is almost over (sorry for getting so behind!), we will be reading chapters 38 through 47 this week for the #GOTbuddylongread - happy reading everyone! #gameofthrones #winteriscoming 👑❄️🗡

TheBookStacker I'm binge reading to catch up 2y
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I am sooo behind on the discussion questions for last week for the #GOTbuddylongread - I'm sorry! I had really bad morning/all day sickness for over a week and could barely get out of bed. 😷 Feeling better now! Please see the discussion questions below. #gameofthrones

JenlovesJT47 Aerys Targaryen (the mad king), raped Lyanna Stark and murdered her brother, and then attempted to murder their allies–the Starks, Baratheons, and Arryns rebelled and overthrew the king. Afterward, Robert was crowned king. How much of his actions now are still revenge orientated? Do you think he is justified in his hatred of the Targaryens? Do you feel his actions, past and present, are justified? 2y
cobwebmoth I personally think that Robert is a giant child who never grew up. He pouts and throws tantrums when he doesn't get what he wants. I have trouble understanding anyone who thinks that having children assassinated is an okay thing. 2y
EllieDottie I hope you are feeling better!! 2y
EllieDottie I agree with @cobwebmoth about Robert! (edited) 2y
JenlovesJT47 I concur @cobwebmoth he is very immature. Thanks @EllieDottie I'm feeling a little better! 2y
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So far behind in GoT readalong! Hope I can catch up 200+ pages today and tomorrow! #GOTbuddylongread

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I'm caught up on the #GoTBuddyLongRead! Granted, school starts Wednesday, so this may not last long, but for tonight I'm perfectly on track. I'm enjoying the perspectives of the various characters more than the first time I read this. Now the only decision is whether to read ahead tonight or switch to something else while I sip this slightly spiked lemon tea.

Grimscythe What is it spiked with? :o 2y
Daisey @EMJenkinson Sweetened tea with just a bit of lemon infused vodka. 2y
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Lol 😂😂😂 I love Ser Jorah! ❤️👑🐴🐲🗡#gameofthrones #quotes #GOTbuddylongread

cherinium I love Dany's metamorphosis. When we first met her, she was a scared child who believed all of her brother's delusions. As she has her eyes opened by the Dothraki and Ser Jorah, she begins to realize her brother's true character. It's amazing to see her begin to stand up for herself. 🦋 2y
sprainedbrain I adore Jorah! ❤️ 2y
JenlovesJT47 @cherinium so true!! @sprainedbrain yes 🙌🏻 2y
Yeah_I_Read I started GoT the other day and I just saw about the buddy read which I would love to participate in. You list chapters but my book doesn't have chapter numbers just the name of the POV. Did you just count them? Can you give me approximate page numbers (I realize there are a million editions lol) 2y
JenlovesJT47 @Yeah_I_Read I will tag you in the original post ☺️ 2y
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Just a reminder, for week 4 this week for the #GOTbuddylongread we will be reading chapters 30-37. Happy reading everyone! I'm finally caught up and actually am quite addicted now, already almost done with this week's reading. Winter is coming! #gameofthrones 👑❄️🗡

TheBookStacker I had family in town so I fell very far behind 2y
JenlovesJT47 @TheBookStacker no worries! Plenty of time to catch up 🙃 2y
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For week 3 of the #GOTbuddylongread , we will be discussing the Targaryen siblings, Viserys and Daenerys. Do you think Viserys' obsession with getting the throne back is justified? Do you think they deserve to rule Westeros again? Viserys is unkind to his sister but she continues to be loyal to him. Why do you think that is? Does Dany really want to restore the Targaryens to the crown or does she have another motivation? #gameofthrones 👑👑👑

cobwebmoth No, but he's been told his whole life that he's supposed to rule. No, not at this point. She's only 14, and he's been the only constant in her life, her only family. I'll keep my mouth shut on that last one since I've already read all of the books before.😊 2y
Scurvygirl In his own mind, he is completely justified. The people of Westeros are waiting for him to return and take his rightful place. 😒 2y
Scurvygirl On the other hand you see Dany starting to see things as they really are. Her dreams of fire and how she is now a queen with people at her beck and call. She is seeing her brother as weak and is not afraid to put him in his place. Also learning the truth that the people of Westeros could care less who rules them opens her eyes to the truth. 2y
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ScorpioBookDreams Daenerys is a lot better at politics than Viserys. She understands more about how Westeros really feel about them. Viserys constantly demonstrates how he would be a bad ruler too. 2y
JenlovesJT47 @cobwebmoth true! And I hear ya, I'm trying not to give away any spoilers but it's so hard! 2y
JenlovesJT47 @Scurvygirl I agree. I think he is pretty delusional and Dany realizes what a terrible leader he would make. Her dreams have a lot of foreshadowing in them. I'm really addicted to this and haven't decided if I'm just gonna finish it now or try to read along with the group lol 🙃 2y
JenlovesJT47 @ScorpioBookDreams exactly. Dany has already learned a lot in a short amount of time and I like how much she's grown as a person already since marrying Drogo 2y
[DELETED] 206653737 I agree with your last comment here, Dany's character growth is amazing in the book. Viserys is a entitled brat in my opinion, and would make a horrible ruler. Dany just wants to go home in the beginning and to get her brother is home. I've read ahead so I won't say more. 2y
JenlovesJT47 @bookish22 yes, exactly! 🙌🏻 2y
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I'm sorry I'm behind on posting the discussion questions for the #GOTbuddylongread today. I've been out of town in the mountains with no service all weekend. Driving home now, will post the questions in the morning! 🙃

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Lets raise a glass to book one of #asoiaf A Game of Thrones 21st birthday. 🍻

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Aww I just love these two! 💙🗡🤗 Easily my favorite characters in the series. #gameofthrones #GOTbuddylongread #quotes #JonSnow #brothers 💙💙💙

ruthemmielang I second that! 😊 2y
[DELETED] 206653737 Love it! 💙💙💙 (edited) 2y
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I'm finally catching up on my #GOTbuddylongread - I've always loved this quote by Tyrion to Jon Snow. I'm already getting addicted, which makes me wonder why it took me so long to read this! #gameofthrones #jonsnow #tyrion #quotes 👑❄️🗡

Scurvygirl These two are great interacting together. 2y
Linear I halfheartedly watch this with my boyfriend, and wiki stuff i missed. But i have to say i love tyrian ( probably spelt his name wrong). My bf says hed be so happy if at the end Tryian is on the throne lol 2y
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[DELETED] 206653737 I love this quote as well! Tyrion has some great advice. 2y
JenlovesJT47 @bookish22 yep, I love the helpful advice he gives Jon when he visits the wall 2y
JenlovesJT47 @Linear yep, Tyrion is pretty cool 😎 do you not like the show? 2y
[DELETED] 206653737 Yes that too. Think he has a soft spot for Jon...Or we'll maybe bastards and cripples, right? 2y
Linear @JenlovesJT47 he watches it when im not around so im always behind lol. And i cant marathon watch it. I have kids i dont want watching it. Which limits when i can watch it 2y
JenlovesJT47 @Linear ohh gotcha. Yeah it's definitely not suitable for children! 😱 2y
JenlovesJT47 @bookish22 yes very true. I'm so irritated with Catelyn right now. She's so superior 😤 2y
[DELETED] 206653737 I like her but do NOT like the way she treats Jon. I understand her side of it , and have heard there is more to that story, but she could be nicer to him. He's a good person. 2y
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Has anyone bought the enhanced editions of this series? I just found them on iBooks and they look amazing!! I want them all! 😍❤️❤️❤️ #GoT https://itun.es/us/jxY4eb.l

OwenBanner What?! That's incredible! Now if they could just combine an e-ink screen with all those extra features... 2y
MinDea I bought the Harry Potter Books when they came out and they were fun. Will have to check these out! 2y
DivineDiana I love this concept! The more you know! 2y
Jinjer Only $7.99? Sold and downloading! Thanks for the heads up! 2y
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Can't stop reading this book, I've stopped the other 2 books I've been reading because I'm so obsessed with this book. Had a nice quiet undisturbed morning at the pool and then organizing a cookout tonight in our new complex. Yum! Summertime happiness!

MrBook Love this pic! Very SoCal! 2y
TheBookStacker @MrBook I live in Vegas so that's close enough right? Lol 2y
MrBook Aye! 😎👍🏻🍻 2y
BeckyLeJ Oh, I love that book! I'd say I'm jealous of the poolside reading (which I am) but I managed to read that one poolside myself ages ago. Enjoy it! 2y
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Ok so I suck at this #gotbuddylongread 🙃 I couldn't put it down though and I'm finished. Still anxious for questions and discussions!
Gruesome in lots of respects but so good!

JenlovesJT47 Awesome! I still haven't gotten past the prologue, I've been in a weird mood, although technically I did recently listen to the first 34% so that counts, right? Lol 2y
TheBookStacker It is really addicting if I wasn't reading 2 other books I would probably be done with it by now 2y
[DELETED] 206653737 @JenlovesJT47 I'd say that definitely counts Lol! I got inthralled with it and had to keep going. 2y
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[DELETED] 206653737 @TheBookStacker I had planned on reading another book while doing the chapters from the read along but couldn't stop. 2y
JenlovesJT47 Hopefully I can motivate myself to read it this week. I've been in a weird mood since my friend died last weekend and I've just been reading fluff. Thank goodness for Sweet Valley books! 😁I'm glad you enjoyed it so much! 2y
[DELETED] 206653737 @JenlovesJT47 completely understandable! Sounds like you need fluff right now. Takes time after something devastating happens to get back to normal. 2y
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I'm way ahead of schedule but I can't put it down! 🙃


For those using the Kindle version for the #GOTbuddylongread, I was able to match up our reading timeline with the chapter numbers:
Week 1: Prologue - chapter 11
Week 2: 12 - 20
Week 3: 21 - 29
Week 4: 30 - 37
Week 5: 38 - 47
Week 6: 48 - 55
Week 7: 56 - 63
Week 8: 64 - end
@Daisey @JenlovesJT47

Daisey Awesome! Thank you! 🙌 3y
JenlovesJT47 Thanks for doing this! 3y
MinDea Thank you! 2y
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"Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armor yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you." -Tyrion Lannister

These words of wisdom apply to more than bastards and dwarves. #GOTbuddylongread @JenlovesJT47

[DELETED] 206653737 I loved that quote as well!! 3y
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Really not sure what I'm thinking . . . I just started a reread of Game of Thrones tonight for the #GoTbuddylongread since I've only ever read the first book of the series, and I plan to start a reread of The Hobbit on Tuesday for #LotRChapteraDay. I'm not sure I can keep up with these two and my other reading, but I don't want to give up either.

BarbaraJean I know what you mean! I really want to do the LOTR chapter a day, but there's so much other reading that I want/need to do right now... 3y
Marmie7 This is so tempting! I have two buddyreads I'm working on and I'm joining the LOTR read-a-long, but this is calling me....lol 3y
JenlovesJT47 How long is LOTR? I've never read it. I tried to split up GOT enough that hopefully it won't be too overwhelming for everyone. 100 pages a week or so. 3y
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Daisey @BarbaraJean @Marmie7 I love Tolkien's books, so I really can't pass that up, but I really want to get through GoT! I guess I'll just start both and see how it goes. At least Tolkien is all a reread which should make it a little easier. 3y
Daisey @JenlovesJT47 The pages for GoT don't seem overwhelming at all until I put it with everything else on my current reads shelf! I like the 100 pages a week setup. LotR is about 1200 pages as a single book, but that readalong is actually starting with The Hobbit and also including the Silmarillion for a chapter a day from now until the end of October. 3y
BookishJess I'm feeling the same way especially since I'm still working on It for #lengthylit and Gone With the Wind is sitting half finished 😂 But I couldn't pass up a GoT and LOTR read along. I love them both so much! I've read all the published GoT books and with the exception of the second one they all are surprisingly quick reads for their length. 3y
Daisey @BookishJess Your list of current reads makes me feel much better about my plans to attempt this! I remember GoT being a fairly quick read and reread a few chapters already last night and today. I love Tolkien's work and my dad gave rare good reviews of A Song of Ice and Fire (although he somehow started with the third book and has never gone back to read the first two!). 3y
BookishJess I may be too ambitious of a reader 😂 The ASOIAF books really are great. It's very easy to get sucked into the world of Westeros. 3y
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Just one more reminder, today we are starting our #GOTbuddylongread ! 🤗 I can't wait to get started. Don't forget to tag me in any posts. I will be posting discussion questions every Sunday. Happy reading everyone! P.S. Can't wait for the premiere tonight! #gameofthrones

ScorpioBookDreams Can't wait to reread this! Thanks for organising 💕 3y
JenlovesJT47 @ScorpioBookDreams no problem! Welcome aboard! 🙃 3y
[DELETED] 206653737 I've been sucked in had a hard time putting the book down last night. Thanks for organizing! 3y
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KarenUK Excited to get started today 😊💕 3y
Bklover Thanks for the reminder! Couldn't remember who was organizing until @EchoLogical reposted this! 3y
JenlovesJT47 @bookish22 @KarenUK @Bklover excited everyone could join in! 🤗 3y
AmberJoy Will the discussions be posted before or after the show lol? 3y
cherinium So I'm probably the only person NOT watching the show. I've always been a season behind. I have yet to watch Season 6. Part of me is having a really hard time continuing the TV series while waiting for the next book to be complete, even though I know the two story lines diverge more and more as the series progresses. 3y
JenlovesJT47 @AmberJoy how much of the show have you watched? This is just book one, so if you've seen seasons one and two there shouldn't be any spoilers. I'll probably post the questions on Sunday mornings. 🙃 3y
JenlovesJT47 @cherinium season six is pretty amazing! Probably the best since season 1-2. 3y
Scurvygirl This is great! I was just thinking of rereading! 3y
Daisey So, I was going to mark sections in the Kindle version I downloaded today but am finding it a little tricky. The table of contents has numbered chapters without names, but the chapters themselves have names and no numbers! Is the first section up to Chapter 12: Eddard? 3y
JenlovesJT47 @Daisey I'll have to double check and let you know. My paperback has no chapter numbers at all. The kindle version is a little different. It's a strange setup! 3y
lauras.enchanted.library ok. So i have never read these books and I just watched Episode 1 Season 1 last night. Would it be alright if I joined y'all?? 3y
JenlovesJT47 @lauras.enchanted.library of course! The more the merrier! How did you like the first episode? 3y
lauras.enchanted.library @JenlovesJT47 ummmmmm it was ok. I am deff not a fan of certain things, but I love the Stark family so far and felt awful for the little boy :( and i hate Daenerys's brother with a passion. (edited) 3y
JenlovesJT47 @lauras.enchanted.library well I hope you enjoy the book! Let me know if you have any questions. 🙃 3y
JenlovesJT47 @lauras.enchanted.library and ugh, I agree with you about Viserys! He is despicable! 😡😤😡 3y
lauras.enchanted.library @JenlovesJT47 ha! at least i'm not the only one 😂 but thank you thank you!! I'm starting the book today!!! 3y
Debiw781 If someone figures out the kindle chapters, please let me know. I'd actually started to read this one on my own and am thrilled to find a buddy read for it! 3y
JenlovesJT47 @Debiw781 I'll check it out ASAP and let everyone know 3y
cherinium @Daisey I have both the kindle version and a paperback with page numbers that match our outline of sections. You are correct about the end of the first section. 3y
Daisey @cherinium Thank you! I do better in these readalongs if I can go through and mark points in my text. 3y
cherinium I can probably figure out all of the divisions for you by comparing the two. @Daisey 3y
JenlovesJT47 @cherinium thanks for doing that, sorry @Daisey that I didn't let you know sooner! 3y
cherinium @JenlovesJT47 It was really no big deal. I plan on going back and forth between the two formats, so it was actually for my benefit, too! 😉 3y
JenlovesJT47 @MinDea here's the schedule. The paperback doesn't have chapter numbers which is why it's divided like this. Somebody also broke it down in chapter numbers so I'll tag you in that one too 🙃 2y
MinDea Thanks! 2y
Yeah_I_Read @JenlovesJT47 thanks 🤗🤗 2y
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Started my reading this morning! This is my first re-read of this epic saga. I'm excited to see how much I pick up on that I missed before. I'm going to have a hard time limiting my reading to keep on pace with the group. I already want to sit and read this all day! Are there any first time readers doing the #readalong? #GOTbuddylongread @JenlovesJT47 #lazysunday #ebook #brandnew #kindle #catsoflitsy #littenkitten

MaleficentBookDragon I'm a first timer. 🐉 3y
cherinium @MaleficentBookDragon I'm glad you can join us! I sincerely hope you love it as much as I do! 🔱 3y
[DELETED] 206653737 I'm a first time reader. Started it last night and am finding it hard to put it down. 3y
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cherinium @bookish22 Martin is a master storyteller. He certainly knows how to draw in the reader! 🐢 3y
Daisey I've read only the first book of the series and watched none of the show. 3y
Debiw781 I'm a first time reader. I'll admit I actually read ahead too 3y
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Starting #GOTbuddylongread a day early. Here goes...

JenlovesJT47 Yay! 🙃 3y
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Getting a head start on the #GOTbuddylongread and watching season 1. Interspersed with packing up boxes. Our move looms ominously we are leaving next Wednesday or Thursday to make our long journey out to Las Vegas from New Orleans.

[DELETED] 206653737 Wow that is quite a journey! Good luck with the move. I'm probably going to be starting it later on today myself! I'm excited, I've waited too long to read this book. 3y
Suet624 Jeepers!!!! Are you excited to be moving? 3y
TheBookStacker @bookish22 I am very excited to start it! @Suet624 I am actually pretty excited! New adventures! 3y
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Suet624 Safe travels and enjoy!!! 3y
litmuggle Wish I had know I just finished it :( 3y
TheBookStacker @litmuggle they will be doing all the books if you haven't finished the whole series yet! 3y
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Just a reminder, we'll be starting the #GOTbuddylongread this Sunday. I've broken it up into about 100 pages a week so hopefully nobody gets too overwhelmed. The paperback and kindle editions I have don't have normal chapter numbers or sections, so I hope it makes sense the way I have it divided up. Any questions, please ask! Looking forward to it! 🤗#gameofthrones P.S. I will be posting discussion questions every Sunday. Hope to see you there!

JenlovesJT47 P.P.S. Please don't forget to tag me once we start. ☺️ 3y
Varshitha Are you starting from the first book? I so want to join in.. 3y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @EchoLogical we should!!! I will screen shot it! I have the first book, do you? 3y
EchoLogical @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I don't but I can grab it at work later 3y
cherinium I'm so excited to get started on this. 3y
cherinium I just ordered a boxed paperback set just for the occasion! Up until now, I've only had these books on kindle. 3y
JenlovesJT47 @Varshitha yes we're starting with book one, and depending on how it goes we might go through the rest of the series! 🙃 3y
JenlovesJT47 @cherinium awesome! I'm excited because I've been wanting to get through the series since I started watching the show in 2012 but have always been daunted by the size. I think it will keep me more motivated to do it as a group. 🙃 3y
Varshitha I really hope it goes well and we do it for the entire series.. I have already read book one, so will join for book two.. 3y
Bklover I love these big buddyreads. Makes it so much easier to read the big ones! 3y
Debiw781 Oh perfect! I've been trying to read this on my own and while it's good, the length overwhelms me. A buddy read will help. 3y
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My direwolf does not care for dragons. #dogsoflitsy #bookshelf

BibliophileMomma 😳😳😳 3y
Aninski Beautiful bookshelf! 3y
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Here is the schedule for #GOTbuddylongread - we're going to start on July 16th, to coincide with the premiere of season 7 on HBO. After reading 1400 pages of It, this should be a breeze! I broke it up into about 100 pages a week, so hopefully everyone won't have too much trouble keeping up. ☺️Also, I have this on kindle and paperback and there aren't normal sections or chapter numbers to break it into, I hope this makes sense. Any questions, ask!

ScorpioBookDreams Thanks for organising this. Can't wait to start my reread. 3y
JenlovesJT47 @ScorpioBookDreams no problem! I will repost a couple of more times before it starts, feel free to share it everyone if you like 🙃 3y
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CrowCAH @JenlovesJT47 thanks! This is starting book 1; correct? 3y
JenlovesJT47 @CrowCAH yes! If enough people are interested, we can slowly go through the whole series. We'll see how this one goes. I'll post discussion questions every Sunday after we finish each section 3y
[DELETED] 206653737 Litsy you're killing me, but making me read big books! I might have to join in! That's another one I need to read but have put off because of its size intimidation. Thanks for putting the schedule together. 3y
Daisey Thanks for tagging me; looking forward to this! 3y
TheBookStacker Yay! Can't wait! @Zelma 3y
Zelma @TheBookStacker woot! 👍😁 3y
BookishJess Yay! Thanks for tagging me. Can't wait for my reread! 3y
cherinium I'm in! 3y
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Who's ready for more Game of Thrones?! Catch the new season or read some more of the series while burning your Iron Throne candle! I'm so excited to fiiiinally have made a Game of Thrones candle and it's a unique blend of iron, ice, and fire!

#gameofthrones #agameofthrones #asongoficeandfire #asoiaf #novellyyours #bookcandle #bookishcandle

addictobooks 😍😍😍 3y
kimlovesbooks 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 3y
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#RuleTheWorld https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ukigjUvwAR4 #JuneTunz @Cinfhen

Several key players would love to rule their own little world of Westeros!

Cinfhen Like the crown...nice touch👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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